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Bachelor of Arts in Art

Bachelor of Arts in Art

What is the Bachelor of Arts in Art?

The Bachelor of Arts in Art is OU’s most comprehensive art degree. Every art major is initially admitted to the Bachelor of Arts in Art (BA in Art) degree program. After completing their first year in the OU School of Visual Arts, students can then apply to enter a specialized Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. During their first year in the BA program, every student will take core classes. Students that choose to pursue the BA in Art degree will continue to take other art classes of their choosing, allowing them to pick a specialization or give themselves a broad, diversified background in art. The Bachelor of Arts in Art also allows for a secondary emphasis outside of the School of Visual Arts, giving students the option to earn a minor or a dual degree.

Professor talks to student about their art

Do my interests fit?

Art students typically have interests in:

  • Art
  • Humanities
  • Society
  • Culture

How can I get involved?

  • Red Clay Faction—Ceramics
  • Print Club
  • VASA Visual Arts Student Association

What courses will I take?

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Animation
  • Digital Design
  • Business of Art
  • Art History

Wait, can I have a minor?

  • Art History
  • General Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Interior Design
  • Non-Profit Organizational Studies
  • OU offers over 100 minors!

How can I study abroad?

  • OU in Arezzo offers great opportunities for students to study art while abroad.
  • Students can also participate in one of OU’s other Summer Study Abroad programs to earn general education course credit.

What kind of career could I pursue?

  • Professor/ Teacher
  • Museums and Galleries
  • Free Lance Artist
  • Designer
  • Art Restorer and Curators
  • Public Art Agencies
  • Foundries, Ceramic Engineers, Metal Fabricators
  • Fine Art Printing, Print Production Studios, Archives

What is the Lightwell Gallery?

The Lightwell Gallery is located in the central atrium of the OU School of Visual Arts. It’s a large space, with an uninterrupted footprint and a sky-lit ceiling providing visibility from studios, offices, and hallways from one and two stories above the gallery floor.
The mission of the Lightwell Gallery is to contribute significantly to the academic function of the school and to provide and enhance educational opportunities for our students. Through invitational and an annual international juried exhibition, the Lightwell also serves as a forum to connect the school, its students, and the larger Norman and Oklahoma City community to a variety of nationally and internationally recognized artists operating around the world today.


Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts The University of Oklahoma

School of Visual Arts
Phone: (405) 325-2691